Jfood is getting close to drawing to conclusion to his JL search. Tonight he decided to take some more advice and drove to SP and arrived at the Nook. He was very fortunate as he was giving his name to the bartender a few seats at the bar opened up and he immediately grabbed one.
Jfood ordered a 1919 root beer and a juicy nookie with fried onions and onion rings. Then he settled in to read his book and watch the Yankees give up three runs.
The root beer was excellent, very creamy a nice flavor and Jfood thought this was going to be a great burger night.
The bartendress brought the burger and rings over and left, no ketchup, napkins or S&P so Jfood helped himself to them a few seats down the bar. Jfood first tasted a ring. No salt at all so Jfood grabbed the salt and sprinkled some all over the rings. Next bite and Jfood was not that impressed, they were fairly flavorless. The train had started its descent.
But Jfood moved onto the main event, the burger. He performed the same ritual as he did the week before at Matts. Slowly he bit through the bun, then the onions (no pickle since he later found them under the rings) and then carefully into the meat with its molten center. After the chew and swallow, Jfood was not impressed. So Jfood decided to take a deep breath and keep plowing away. Alternating between burgers and rings, Jfood just kept going and it just never tickled his fancy. The meat was harder than a rock, without any flavor and the cheese inside was bland as well. The rings were also bland and some were not cooked all the way through. The best part of the meal was the fried onions. All Jfood could think of was that the chef was just having a bad night.
Now last week, halfway through his Matt JL he ordered another. Halfway through this one he almost stopped eating. Jfood is not trying to pick a battle or sides or anything other than reporting back what he found. Did he just get a bad batch?